Selas Heat Technology Company Hires Michael Damsell as General Manager – Europe & Asia
Selas Heat Technology Company LLC (“SHTC”) is pleased to announce that Michael Damsell has joined the company as its General Manager – Europe & Asia to implement and support the global strategic growth plans of the company.
Mr. Damsell will be responsible for developing and implementing growth strategies for the company’s product lines in Europe and Asia (excluding Japan). Damsell will also supplement and grow the Sales, Operations and Service teams in this region. He will be based at Selas Wärmetechnik GmbH, Ratingen, Germany and will report to Mr. KK Tiwari, President & COO of SHTC.
Mr. Tiwari says, “Selas has grown significantly over the past few years with the acquisition of Pyronics, Ray Burner, Maxsys, Red-Ray, Ensign Ribbon Burner (ERB), and Webster Combustion and is today one of the most diversified combustion solution provider in the world. We are excited to have Mr. Damsell join our team and look forward to the new growth opportunities he brings to a group of companies well known for and committed to innovative product development and application expertise.”
After gaining engineering and management qualifications, Mr. Damsell started his career in pharmaceutical packaging. He entered the glass/combustion industry as a sales engineer for BH-F, (Didcot, UK) and within four years had risen to the position of European sales manager and continued with BH-F for nine years. That was followed by 17 years working for Florida-based Combustion Tec/Eclipse selling products and services throughout Asia. Most recently, he spent nine years in Suzhou, China as Director of Asia Operations for Eclipse Inc. In that role, Damsell managed the Eclipse Operations in China, Taiwan, India, Korea and Thailand. Upon his return to the USA, he led a group of sales professionals focused on growing global accounts for Eclipse.
After more than 20 years in the combustion industry, Mr. Damsell is looking forward to the challenge of leading this growth initiative as well as the opportunity to maintain and build his worldwide network of friends and colleagues in the industry.
Selas is known as a pioneer and leader among heat technology manufacturers with a combustion heritage of 120 years. Selas continues to serve the industrial thermal processing industry with a comprehensive range of innovative and reliable gas burners, combustion systems and thermal components to support many different types and brands of ovens, furnaces and thermal processing applications. For additional information about Selas, visit www.selas.com
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